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Bravely Standing Up For Her Children and Community – How an Oil Spill Transformed One Woman’s Life

11/30/2011 // By Carla Brown

As parents, we want to make sure our children feel safe and inspired. We want them to embrace life and jump at opportunity. When terrible things happen in the world, it is challenging to know what to say. In 2010, …

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Pipelines Part of the American Reality

11/21/2011 // By Carla Brown

Environmentalists are relieved to hear that the Obama administration has delayed the decision regarding the Keystone XL pipeline. But most Americans probably do not know that pipelines already criss-cross our neighborhoods and countryside. For Susan Connolly of Michigan, pipelines were …

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Enbridge Tar Sands Oil Spill Disaster in the Kalamazoo River is Worse than Originally Reported

11/16/2011 // By Beth Wallace

On November 9th, the U.S. EPA updated their webpage to reflect the latest recovery efforts for the Enbridge tar sands oil spill.  It is now being reported that well over 1.1 million gallons of tar sands oil has been recovered from …

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Old Pipeline New Risks

10/24/2011 // By Beth Wallace

Those fortunate enough to travel through the Straits of Mackinac have experienced the beauty of Lake Michigan and Lake Huron emerging as one as you pass through the gateway of mountainous sand dunes in the Lower Peninsula to steep cliffs and adventure in the …

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Spirit Bear: The Return of An Elusive Icon

8/12/2011 // By Amanda Stone

To the Gitga’at First Nation and the Kitasoo/Xai’xais of Canada it has been taboo to hunt or even speak the name of the elusive spirit bear, or Kermode, for many generations. Neither albino nor polar bear, the vanilla-colored bear is …

Video — Great Lakes and Invasives and Oil, Oh My!

7/7/2011 // By Neil Kagan

Two of the greatest threats to the greatest of lakes – invasive species and submerged oil pipelines – were the subject of a Detroit public television legal affairs program on which I recently appeared.  Among other things, Michigan Law School …

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Representative Barton Defends Big Oil Yet Again

3/11/2011 // By Danielle Korpalski

In an interview with ABC this week, Representative Barton – you may recall him as the man who apologized to BP after they spilled millions of gallons of oil into the publicly owned waters of the Gulf of Mexico – …

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Michigan Oil Spill Victims Voice Concerns and Frustrations

3/9/2011 // By Beth Wallace

If you’re from the Great Lakes region, chances are you’ve dipped your toes in the cold waters of Lake Superior, watched the sun set over Lake Michigan or fished off a pier in Lake Huron. The Great lakes offer so …

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NEW REPORT – Tar Sands Pipeline Safety Risks – Highlights Great Lakes Pipeline Concerns

2/16/2011 // By Beth Wallace

If you thought last summer’s oil spill madness was bad, it looks like that was just the tip of the iceberg – especially here in the Great Lakes. According to a report that was released today by the National Resource Defense Council, …

Video: Helping to Save the Great Bear Rainforest

2/11/2011 // By Beth Wallace

Check out this video: I am explaining to residence of Vancouver, British Columbia, that Enbridge has made promise that they are not going to keep. Read more about how Enbridge is starting to back pedal on their legal liability around …

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